Crotons have some of the boldest and brightest foliage around. Often vividly marked with bright yellow, orange, and red, these exotic plants have a reputation for being high-maintenance due to their tropical nature, but once they acclimate to their new home, they’re quite low-care.
Light: Bright indirect light
Your Croton Petra will do best in a bright spot, as it needs lots of light (if possible 4-6 hrs. Per day) to produce all those colorful leaves! If your croton does not get enough light, you might find the plant grows tall and lanky with spare leaves lacking the rich, dark hues.
Water: Water when the top 25%-50% of the soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer.
Feed: Apply general-purpose fertilizer once a month at most during the growing season.
Toxicity: Toxic to animals and humans.
Growth Rate: Slow to moderate.
Common Names: Codieaum variegatum
Origin: Indonesia, Australia, Malaysia
*Please note: Plants may not look exactly as shown.